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HIV Diagnoses in Persons Aged 13-29 Years in US

MMWR; ePub 2018 Feb 23; Ocfemia, et al

There were significant differences in rates of diagnosis of HIV infection among persons aged 13 to 21 years in the US from 2010-2014, a recent report found. The CDC analyzed data on persons aged 13-29 years who had HIV infection diagnosed during 2010-2014 and reported to NHSS through June 2016. Numbers and rates of diagnosed infections were calculated by year of diagnosis and by 2-year and 3-year age groups and selected characteristics. Among the findings:

  • During 2010-2014, HIV infection diagnosis rates per 100,000 population varied substantially with increasing age among persons aged 13-15 years, 16-17 years, 18-19 years, and 20-21 years.
  • HIV diagnosis rates were higher, but less variable, among persons aged 22-23 years, 24-25 years, 26-27 years, and 28-29 years.
  • Primary prevention effects are key for persons aged <18 years and continuing through the period of elevated risk.

Citation:

Ocfemia MC, Dunville R, Zhang T, Barrios LC, Oster AM. HIV diagnoses among persons aged 13–29 years—United States, 2010–2014. MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep. 2018;67:212–215. doi:10.15585/mmwr.mm6707a2.

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